Regional science fairs needs French-speaking judges

If you can speak fluent French and have been studying science or engineering for at least three years, then you could be a judge at the region’s largest science fair next month.

The Windsor Regional Science Technology and Engineering Fair will be held April 6 at St. Clair College. While most of the projects and judging are done in English, the fair needs a group of at least a dozen judges capable of speaking French, according to co-chief judge and UWindsor biochemistry professor Michael Boffa.

Most of the judges are senior undergraduate students, graduate students or faculty at the university or the college, and work in teams of three to five people. Each team is assigned to judge a handful of the hundreds of projects that enter every year. Morning refreshments and lunch are provided for all judges at the fair, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If you’re interested in judging, visit the fair's website and follow to links to “Inscription” and “Offrir de juger des projets.” For more information, you may also contact Dr. Boffa at 519-253-3000, ext. 3537, or at